Facilitating the Genetic Counseling Process. Practice-Based Skills, 2nd edition Chapter 5: Gathering Information: Asking Questions and Taking Client Genetic History

This seminal text contains 13 chapters covering key communication skills, interpersonal skills, and professional values and ethics relevant to genetic counseling practice. Each chapter concludes with practice activities to help students work on the various skills taught. Chapter 5 covers the communication microskill of question asking. 



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Date of Resource 2018

Genomic Competencies

Experts from the disciplines listed below have tagged this resource as fulfulling genomic competencies.

Genetic Counselor

  • Interpersonal, Psychosocial and Counseling Skills
    • 10:   Use a range of genetic counseling skills and models to facilitate informed decision-making and adaptation to genetic risks or conditions.
      • 10b:   Utilize a range of basic counseling skills, such as open-ended questions, reflection, and normalization.
    • 13:   Apply genetic counseling skills in a culturally responsive and respectful manner to all clients.
      • 13b:   Assess and respond to client cultural beliefs relevant to the genetic counseling encounter.
      • 13c:   Utilize multicultural genetic counseling resources to plan and tailor genetic counseling agendas, and assess and counsel clients.
      • 13d:   Maintain professional boundaries by ensuring directive statements, self-disclosure, and self-involving responses are in the best interest of the client.
    • 9:   Employ active listening and interviewing skills to identify, assess, and empathically respond to stated and emerging concerns.
      • 9a:   Elicit and evaluate client emotions, individual and family experiences, beliefs, behaviors, values, coping mechanisms and adaptive capabilities.
      • 9b:   Engage in relationship-building with the client by establishing rapport, employing active listening skills and demonstrating empathy.
      • 9c:   Assess and respond to client emotional and behavioral cues, expressed both verbally and non-verbally, including emotions affecting understanding, retention, perception, and decision-making.